Will duplicated content on every page hurt my rankings?

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Hello warriors,

I'm about to start promoting an e-book on one of my websites. There are about 50 pages on the website and each page has about 1000-2200 unique words. Now Im thinking about adding an extra div-tag below each article with a sales text (180 words) in which i promote the book. This means that all my 50 pages will still have their unique content but also an extra 180 words that are "sitewide duplicated".

What do you guys think about this approach? Will it hurt my rankings? I have seen websites with this amount of words (about 200 words) sitewide in the right or left column. The diffrence in this case is that it will be below each article body.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiliki
    I worried about this in the past when duplicate content issues were being talked about all over the place. My company's site had to put LONG legal disclaimers on every page in the footer and I decided that the best way to be safe about it was to make the duplicate content text into an image.
    Sorry to say, but I don't have any proof that it "saved" us from being penalized, but we didn't get hurt by duplicate content issues and I could sleep easier not worrying about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author harry11
    If google finds out you will. Spun those before reposting
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by harry11 View Post

      If google finds out you will. Spun those before reposting
      What planet are you people on? This is just the most foolish reply in this thread,
      although many were top candidates.

      This has nothing to do with duplicate content, either the kind that gets you
      penalized, let alone even being considered as duplicate content.

      You people live on a different planet. Come back to earth and start using
      the internet, visiting big sites like amazon, google, zillow, gasbuddy,
      ebay, yahoo, ....

      Consider kayak. The top site that's up and coming for travel deals....and
      yet, it has nothing but duplicate content. How on earth could that be?

      I think some of you people above need to go and apply to help out some of
      these big websites and their duplicate content issues. They would be very
      glad if you helped them become legit websites. Maybe a site like amazon.com
      could actually become successful with your help.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author herman12
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        What planet are you people on? This is just the most foolish reply in this thread,
        although many were top candidates.

        This has nothing to do with duplicate content, either the kind that gets you
        penalized, let alone even being considered as duplicate content.

        You people live on a different planet. Come back to earth and start using
        the internet, visiting big sites like amazon, google, zillow, gasbuddy,
        ebay, yahoo, ....

        Consider kayak. The top site that's up and coming for travel deals....and
        yet, it has nothing but duplicate content. How on earth could that be?

        I think some of you people above need to go and apply to help out some of
        these big websites and their duplicate content issues. They would be very
        glad if you helped them become legit websites. Maybe a site like amazon.com
        could actually become successful with your help.

        Paul
        So it's not considered as duplicate content if the text is "everywhere" as long as it's on the same domain? Does this mean that Google don't care if I add the same little sales text to pretty much all my websites pages?
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      • Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        What planet are you people on? This is just the most foolish reply in this thread,
        although many were top candidates.

        This has nothing to do with duplicate content, either the kind that gets you
        penalized, let alone even being considered as duplicate content.

        You people live on a different planet. Come back to earth and start using
        the internet, visiting big sites like amazon, google, zillow, gasbuddy,
        ebay, yahoo, ....

        Consider kayak. The top site that's up and coming for travel deals....and
        yet, it has nothing but duplicate content. How on earth could that be?

        I think some of you people above need to go and apply to help out some of
        these big websites and their duplicate content issues. They would be very
        glad if you helped them become legit websites. Maybe a site like amazon.com
        could actually become successful with your help.

        Paul

        Great response!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author flesterking
    Sure that will hurt you, atleast make sure you make it unique. It will be considered as a duplicate content. Other option would be like having very less words probably 25 words.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    I would avoid doing this, instead simply put it on your best trafficed pages and then on the other pages force people to visit the high traffic pages to get into the funnel to your ebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    Pretty tough to answer with any more than a blind guess without knowing how much of each page is duplicate site wide.

    I would say that 180 duplicate words per 1000 word article is a little too much but at 1500-2500 words that percentage drops significantly. Then it boils down to the rest of the text on the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sage SEO
    I would be inclined to play it safe.

    It might be better all round to direct them to a squeeze page at the end of each post. Get them on your email list and then try and sell them your book. Or at least direct them to a page on your website that does the job of trying to sell your book, rather than duplicating a sales pitch on every page.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by herman12 View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I'm about to start promoting an e-book on one of my websites. There are about 50 pages on the website and each page has about 1000-2200 unique words. Now Im thinking about adding an extra div-tag below each article with a sales text (180 words) in which i promote the book. This means that all my 50 pages will still have their unique content but also an extra 180 words that are "sitewide duplicated".

    What do you guys think about this approach? Will it hurt my rankings? I have seen websites with this amount of words (about 200 words) sitewide in the right or left column. The diffrence in this case is that it will be below each article body.
    That's not really duplicate content, no different than a author Bio. or similar site wide static message.
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  • Profile picture of the author herman12
    Thanks for all the input guys! Really appreciate it!

    I really would like to try to have a little sales pitch on each page so I guess I have 3 options to try.

    1. Make the sales text smaller (about 100 words) so its 5-8 % of the total content on each page.

    2. Use an image with the sales text.

    3. Keep the 180 words, but put at least 50% of the words in an image.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Since the duplicate text will only make up a small percentage of the main text on the page, the chances that it will cause any issues are very low. I'd use the image option as Google cannot read text in an image. That should eliminate any risk involved.
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    • Profile picture of the author herman12
      Thanks for the answer.

      I still don't know what to do. Using an image is pretty bad for the user experience, especially for blind people.
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  • Profile picture of the author artlivemedia
    Originally Posted by herman12 View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I'm about to start promoting an e-book on one of my websites. There are about 50 pages on the website and each page has about 1000-2200 unique words. Now I m thinking about adding an extra div-tag below each article with a sales text (180 words) in which i promote the book. This means that all my 50 pages will still have their unique content but also an extra 180 words that are "site-wide duplicated".

    What do you guys think about this approach? Will it hurt my rankings? I have seen websites with this amount of words (about 200 words) site-wide in the right or left column. The difference in this case is that it will be below each article body.
    Hey friend. Yes it will hurt you Google Ranking. You shouldn't use duplicate content for your website. It may be very harmful for the website and search engine will consider it as a copy content. Google may take action against your site, up to removing it completely from their results if they feel you are trying to manipulate search results
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  • Profile picture of the author OnTheRun
    Honestly, I don't think this will hurt your rankings, you are using a div below each article, which is the same thing as author-descriptions on a blog!

    Have you noticed how on many blogs (even those with high rankings), under each article, there's a little box with the author's bio? I assume you're going to do the same thing, right? Maybe 180 words are a bit too long for a description, but don't worry about your rankings, you're only posting this text on your website, not spamming other websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author cybertech
    Duplicate content is very harm for website ranking. it may be possible to banned website by search engine so you should avoid duplicate content on website.
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  • Profile picture of the author rocky110
    Originally Posted by herman12 View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I'm about to start promoting an e-book on one of my websites. There are about 50 pages on the website and each page has about 1000-2200 unique words. Now Im thinking about adding an extra div-tag below each article with a sales text (180 words) in which i promote the book. This means that all my 50 pages will still have their unique content but also an extra 180 words that are "sitewide duplicated".

    What do you guys think about this approach? Will it hurt my rankings? I have seen websites with this amount of words (about 200 words) sitewide in the right or left column. The diffrence in this case is that it will be below each article body.
    I suggest you to put that content in .JPG (Image based format) so it will keep in a sense of promoting as well as SEO Friendly. As site-wise same text can become problem somehow.
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